The proportion of a product's organic components derived from plant materials.
 castor bean
A member of the spurge family Euphorbiaceae grown in Africa, the oil made from the seeds of this bean is used in products such as nylon, coatings, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
 polylactic acid
A bio-based polymer made using lactic acid derived from the fermentation of starches and saccharides from sources such as corn and potatoes.
Originally the chemicals division of Total Group, and spun off as a separate company in May 2005. Main lines of business include performance products, industrial chemicals and vinyl products.
 polyamide-11 (PA-11)
A polyamide resin converted by polycondensation reaction from 11-aminoundecanoic acid, which is produced from castor oil derived from the seeds of the castor bean. Arkema is the world's only supplier of “Rilsan”, its original product using the polyamide-11 material.
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